Mercedes-AMG seems to be in endless pursuit of power and performance, and even its non-traditional performance cars such as the GLC 63 Coupe offer over 500 horsepower in S guise, but for many, that’s not enough. We’ve seen some impressive modified versions of the GLC 63 Coupe, but when it comes to turning performance SUVs into raging super SUVs, few do it better than German tuning house Manhart. Manhart is responsible for turning the BMW X6 M into a raging 720-hp mess and has tuned the Audi RS Q8 to produce 900 hp. Now it has set its eyes on the GLC 63 Coupe; meet the Manhart GLR 700.
The Manhart GLR 700 is based on the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe that features a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 producing 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission, resulting in a 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph. Manhart ups the power output to an astonishing 707 hp and 668 lb-ft of torque by adding its own turbo performance kit which includes a set of larger turbos, a carbon air intake, a more efficient intercooler, and a transmission upgrade. Gasses are passed through a stainless-steel sport exhaust system and free-flowing downpipes. To keep all that power planted to the ground, Manhart also lowers the car by 1.2 inches and adds a set of 21-inch wheels wrapped in 295/35 ZR21 at the back, and 20-inch wheels at the front.
Manhart offers numerous exterior styling options, and the one pictured here gets an in-your-face set of gold decals and gold highlights on the wheels, as well as a black radiator grille. On the inside, the GLR 700 is customized with a specially crafted Manhart leather interior with individually chosen accents and an Alcantara headliner. Only ten of these GLR 700 editions will ever be produced, and we doubt that the US will ever see one of these beasts, but it’s still nice to dream. If dreaming isn’t your thing, you can approach the tuner to build a GLR 700 for you, but make sure you’re on good terms with your accountant.